NEW DELHI (AP) - Day laborers in one of New Delhi's most congested neighborhoods demonstrated against unsafe working conditions on Monday, a day after at least 43 people were killed in a devastating fire at an illegal factory there. ...
Sheikh Saaliq and Emily Schmall. Washington Times. Mon, 09 Dec 2019 01:24:22 -0500.
Tearful relatives spoke of receiving desperate calls from factory workers begging to be freed from the inferno in a bag factory in New Delhi, India. Survivors described the screams of those trapped.
Daily Mail. Sun, 08 Dec 2019 19:57:11 +0000.
Many of the victims were asleep in beds in the factory when the fire began. Streets in the area were so crowded that firetrucks couldn't reach the site, and had to shoot water from 100 yards away.
Laurel Wamsley. NPR. Sun, 08 Dec 2019 11:54:37 -0500.
Bangladesh's Supreme Court has reportedly rejected an appeal to overturn a ban on the inspection and training activities of Nirapon, the country's newest safety monitoring initiative, which it imposed last month.
Just Style. Wed, 04 Dec 2019 11:12:00 GMT.
Switzerland has summoned Sri Lanka's ambassador and asked to see the "purported evidence" that Colombo says casts doubt on claims by a Swiss embassy staff member that she was abducted.
The Local. Wed, 04 Dec 2019 11:52:29 +0100.
NEW DELHI (AP) - NASA said Tuesday that it has found the debris from India's moon lander, which crashed on the lunar surface in September. The U.S. ...
Washington Times. Tue, 03 Dec 2019 02:56:36 -0500.
More than 4000 days have passed since a terrorist commando squad stormed public locations in Mumbai, India, beginning a bloody and deadly four day assault.
Chuck Goudie. ABC News. Wed, 27 Nov 2019 00:49:57 +0000.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa's main rival conceded defeat Sunday in an election that came months after bombings by Islamist militants threw the country into turmoil.
Voice of America. Sun, 17 Nov 2019 01:23:15 -0500.
Facts About South Asian States
The nations of South Asia include the populous countries of India and
Bangladesh as well as Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
More news and information about selected South Asian nations
is available at the official government websites listed below.
The Republic of India's
capital city is New Delhi, and its currency is
the Indian Rupee. Hindi and English are the primary languages used
in India, and in 2007, India's estimated population was 1,129,866,000.
The People's Republic of Bangladesh's capital city is Dhaka, and its
currency is the Taka. The country's primary language is Bengali,
and in 2007, the estimated population of Bangladesh was 150,448,000.
The Kingdom of Bhutan's
capital city is Thimbu, and its national currency
is the Ngultrum. The Kingdom's primary language is Dzongkha, and
in 2007, its estimated population was 2,328,000.
The Republic of Maldives'
capital city is Male, and its national currency
is the Rufiyaa. Dhivehi is the primary language of Maldives, and
in 2007, the nation's estimated population was 369,000.
The Kingdom of Nepal's
capital city is Kathmandu, and its currency
is the Nepalese Rupee. Nepal's primary language is Nepali, and
in 2007, its estimated population was 28,902,000.
The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka's capital city is
Colombo, and its national currency is the Sri Lankan Rupee.
The primary languages of Sri Lanka are Sinhala and Tamil, and in 2007,
the country's population was estimated at 20,926,000.